Napa Valley & Sonoma Psychotherapist

San Francisco Couples counselor and sex therapist, LGBTQ Queer couples Therapy, Napa Psychotherapy Marin Couples Therapy and Sex Therapy, Sonoma Sex Therapy

Alissa Green Solis, AMFT

SF Bay Area, Napa & Sonoma Individual and Couples Counselor, Child Therapist, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

 
 
 

Napa Valley Individual & Couples Counselor, Child Therapist, and Family Therapist

I believe the bravest journeys are never taken alone. Therefore, I commend you for taking the first step to wellness and healing. Through your journey in therapy with me, I will act as your guide to help you recognize unhelpful patterns and thinking styles and gain awareness to change behaviors and handle stressful situations with the proper boundaries. My goal is to build a safe environment along with a compassionate and trusting relationship with each of my clients.
I have experience helping individualscouples, families, groups and children. I have extensive experience and feel passionate about working with the foster care community and child welfare system. I am also passionate about couples work. I have worked with couples who were just curious about how therapy could be incorporated in their relationship to help strengthen their bond and communication, to couples who are on the edge of dissolution. I have worked extensively with couples who have experienced infidelity. Therapy can foster growth in relationships and couples may learn to continue to grow together or end their journey together respectfully and amicably. I have also been a co-facilitator for a mindfulness group as well as a men’s domestic violence group. I have training in counseling women who have been victims of domestic violence where I was able to assist them with patience, care, and empathy and identify their involvement in the cycle of violence. I have often found myself helping men who are in chronic pain manage their pain through mindfulness based practices. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and psychosis. I also consider myself an ally for the LGBTQ community and wrote my Master’s Thesis on same-sex couple’s counseling.
I will concentrate on easing each of my client’s personal growth through differentiating his/her/their journey using an eclectic mix of modalities founded with a humanistic approach with emphasis on attachment. I will often draw from Mindfulness Based,Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I believe being able to witness growth and promote healing is the essence of human nature and the reason I was drawn to this profession. I look forward to beginning this journey with you.
-Alissa Green Solis, AMFT, SF Bay Area Couples Therapist

Supervised by Dr. Rhea Orion, MFT, PhD, CST

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EDUCATION

M.A. Counseling with Honors, Marriage and Family Therapy/Professional Clinical Counseling from  Saint Mary's College of California

As a graduate student in the counseling department at Saint Mary's College I participated in a year long training in the conceptual framework of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Model where I learned and practiced counseling skills using HRD in small groups. I was given the opportunity to be the therapist, client, and observer during our training groups.

 B.A., Mass Media Communication at Sacramento State University

  • Multiple Subject Bilingual and Multicultural Elementary Education teaching credential
  • Enhanced ELA credential

MASTER’S THESIS

The purpose of my Master’s thesis is to teach therapists during a one-day workshop how to keep their same-sex clients engaged. Therapist’s will learn to feel competent in treating them as well as working on the therapist’s own issues regarding same-sex relationships to recognize any biases that may affect their ability to counsel same-sex couples. The significance of this project deals with increasing therapists’ competence in counseling same-sex couples so the therapist and the clients will feel comfortable exploring, which promotes client welfare.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical Therapist at Child Haven, Inc.

Child Haven believes in early intervention, education, and targeted professional services to help the psychological wounds of children heal and strengthens families. The agency’s clinical philosophy is that a child cannot be served optimally in isolation of his or her family environment, as the most effective progress is seen when the needs of the entire family are considered in the treatment goals of the child and adolescent.  Child Haven firmly believes that by incorporating the families of traumatized children into treatment, the child’s healing process has more immediate results and is fortified ensuring greater long-term benefits.

  • Conducted individual and family therapy in office and home visits.
  • Conducted team meetings for clients in crisis.
  • Exposed to various trainings regarding trauma informed modalities, including trauma-focused CBT.
  • Collaborated with colleagues with shared families to create a holistic approach to therapy.

 

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at Restoration Family Counseling Center

RFCC was established in June  2016. It is a group practice consisting of three licensed MFTs and 3 MFT interns. As an intern I am able to assist in building my clientele and I draw from various therapeutic techniques with each client.

  • My theoretical approach is eclectic with a mindfulness based CBT approach. During couples work I was able to incorporate EFT techniques and Gottman philosophies.
  • Registered as a Beacon therapist through their network.

 

Clinical Social Worker at Parents By Choice

Parents by Choice (PbC) was started in 2006. PBC is interested in maintaining an organization whose priorities are drawn from the needs of children and families.  PBC is an agency where children are the “big deal,” and where families are part of the professional team.

  • Created and maintained reports for each client.
  • Conducted home visits for foster families and clients.
  • Attended doctor visits and dental visits to support foster families and clients.
  • Conducted team meetings for clients in crisis.
  • Presented training for prospective foster families.
  • Testified at reunification hearings.
  • Attended various court hearings including, adoptions, custody, and reviews.
  • Transported foster children from the foster home to their visits with biological parents at various locations.
  • Organized and provided supervised visitation for biological families and clients, including transportation.
  • Stayed in constant communication with county social workers, supervisors, foster families, biological families, and clients.

Behavioral Health Care Coordinator at Aldea Children & Family Services in Partnership with Ole Health

Aldea provides children the opportunity to live and thrive in safe, stable permanent homes. Through Treatment Foster Care and Adoption Services, Aldea places youth with certified foster families, provides ongoing foster child and family support, and facilitates adoption when biological parents or relatives are unable to provide a safe home.

After over 43-years of providing quality health care for Napa Valley Residents, OLE Health has partnered with Aldea Children and Family Services to provide much-needed care for patients in the areas of adult health, pediatrics, dental care and behavioral health.

  • Assess patients who need behavioral support resources by conducting warm hand offs.
  • Provide in the moment interventions for patients in crisis
  • Collaborate with primary care providers, dentists, psychiatrists, therapists and other medical staff to provide patients with mind and body care.

 

Clinical Social Worker at Concord Health Center 2

  • Conducted home visits for foster families and clients.
  • Attended doctor visits and dental visits to support foster families and clients.
  • Conducted team meetings for clients in crisis.
  • Organized and provided supervised visitation for biological families and clients, including transportation.
  • Stayed in constant communication with county social workers, supervisors, foster families, biological families, and clients.
  • Member of various committees including, planning events, and PQI.
  • Presented training for prospective foster families.

Concord Health Center 2 is an Integrated Primary Care clinic serving a diverse population in Central Contra Costa County. This clinic integrates primary care, behavioral health, and AOD (alcohol and other drugs) services.

Mental Health Trainee:

  • Exposed to a full range of clinical presentations, including mood and thought disorders, drug and alcohol disorders, and medical conditions of all ages.
  • Worked with a multidisciplinary team, including psychiatrists, primary care physicians, nurses, public health staff, licensed therapists, and community support staff in an integrated approach. *Conducted brief assessments following a “warm hand-off” from primary care physicians.
  • Provided short-term individual therapy, participated in group therapy co-facilitation.
  • Offered linkage to community resources for clients.

 

Therapist Trainee at STAND! For Families Free of Violence

STAND! For Families Free of Violence is committed to promoting safe and strong families. Stand’s approach to eliminating family violence is well rounded and community-wide. In addition to providing a complete spectrum of prevention, intervention, and treatment programs, Stand! enlists the efforts of local residents, partners, and institutions, all of which are striving with Stand! to stop domestic violence and child abuse.

  • Strived to be committed to making a difference in the lives of the families Stand! serves.
  • Provided direct and indirect services to the community to end domestic violence and child abuse through individual, couples, and family counseling.
  • Participated in group therapy as a co-facilitator for a men’s domestic violence group.
  • Worked independently and within a group setting.
  • Communicated effectively through dependability, resourcefulness, and resiliency.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AMFT Couples Counselor, Family Therapist, Child Therapist & Sex Therapist at California Relationship Centers, LLC.

  • Provides attachment-based couples counseling, relationship support, family therapy and parenting support as well as chid therapy.
  • On-going clinical training in couples therapy and sex therapy modalities

Instructor & Counselor at Napa Valley Support Services

  • Instructor for teenagers and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Responsible for multiple clients per day and clients could change daily.
  • Researched each client’s individual disability to plan activities accordingly each day.
  • Counseled clients during one-on-one support throughout the day.

 

Student Teacher at  Sacramento City Unified School District

  • Student teacher in a fourth grade classroom at Bret Harte Elementary School for one year.
  • Student teacher in a third grade classroom at Bret Harte Elementary School for one year.
  • *Took over the class and taught lessons as well as incorporated original ideas into the curriculum.
  • Experienced teaching small group instruction, one-on-one, ELD support and whole class.  
  • Lead parent teacher conferences and participated in field trips.  

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) since 2012.

TRAININGS

  • Ongoing Couples & Sex Therapy Trainings with NVCTC and under supervision of Dr. Rhea Orion, PhD, MFT, CST
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Suicide First Aid: May 3 & 4 2014
  • Narrative Therapy: A 2-Day Workshop: June 5 & 6 2014
  • Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) online training: December 2014
  • Cultural Diversity online training, December 2014: Larger Systems in Contra Costa County including
  •  Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Homelessness, Alcohol & Other Drugs led by program managers in Contra Costa County: September 10, 2014
  • Transference and Countertransference led by Dr. Andy Pojman: October 15, 2014
  • Reducing Stigma Associated with Mental Health Services & Finding Opportunities for Recovery and Wellness within the System led by the Office of Consumer Empowerment: November 19, 2014
  • Working with the LGBTQ Community led by the Rainbow Community Center in Concord, CA: December 17, 2014
  • Working with the Latino Community led by Dr. Hector Rivera-Lopez: January 21, 2015
  • Working with the Afgan-American Community led by Razia Iqbal Psy.D.: February 18, 2015.
  • Bruce Perry Training regarding Childhood trauma and understanding the Neurosequential approach.
  • CSEC training regarding how to recognize victims and perpetrators, as well as going inside the mind of the traffickers and those who are trafficked.
  • Attachment-based psychotherapy
  • Relationship Therapy Dynamics
  • On-going training in the area of relationships, families, couples, sex and intimacy.

 

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